Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to India

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to India?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 18% on flights from San Francisco to India compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,046. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,134.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to India?

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to India from San Francisco. Prices for September average $928 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $581. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a September flight can save you 41% on your journey compared to booking in September

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to India (SFO - IN)?

When flying from San Francisco to India, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to India in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to India flights for January, February
Feb 14 - May 9
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

2 stops

29h 50m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$601

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Feb 15 - May 9
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

19h 48m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$602

United Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Jan 27 - Mar 24
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

19h 55m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

34h 03m
$606

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

San Francisco to India 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to India from San Francisco found for this year
Feb 14 - May 9
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

2 stops

29h 50m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$601

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Oct 2 - Oct 8
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

Nonstop

15h 25m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$602

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Sep 20 - Oct 20
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

Nonstop

15h 25m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$603

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

Non-stop flights to India from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to India direct flight deals
Feb 15 - May 9
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

Nonstop

16h 00m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 45m
$602

United Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Apr 24 - May 24
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

Nonstop

15h 55m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 30m
$611

Air India

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Deal found 15/1/22

Mar 22 - May 3
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

Nonstop

16h 15m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

15h 30m
$617

Air India

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Deal found 16/1/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to India

Late deals on return flights to India from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Mar 24
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

19h 55m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

34h 03m
$606

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

Jan 25 - Feb 22
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

24h 45m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

47h 19m
$628

American Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Jan 28 - Feb 10
SFO

San Francisco

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

25h 15m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

47h 19m
$630

American Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

One-way flights to India from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to India
Feb 7
SFO

San Francisco

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

3 stops

46h 55m
$377

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Jan 31
SFO

San Francisco

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

3 stops

46h 55m
$380

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

Feb 28
SFO

San Francisco

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

3 stops

46h 55m
$394

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to India flights.

What airports serve San Francisco to India flights?

Passengers who are planning a trip to India from San Francisco will leave the state at San Francisco International Airport. It is 13 miles from the center of the city and offers flights throughout America, as well as to Asia and Europe. This is the second busiest airport in the area after Los Angeles International Airport and is the seventh busiest in the entire United States. The airport where travelers touch down will vary based on where you are going. Those visiting Visakhapatnam will land in Visakhapatnam Airport while those going to Ahmedabad are going to come down in Ahmedabad Airport.

Which airlines fly directly from San Francisco to India?

Unfortunately, due to the distance of this flight, there are currently no direct, nonstop flights from San Francisco to India. However, passengers have a huge number of flights to choose from with one or more stops along the way. Some of the destinations to choose from in India include Amritsar, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Those going to New Delhi can choose a flight with one stop or a flight with additional flights. Most of the time the flights with at least two stops are going to be less expensive than those with only one.

What are the stopover options between San Francisco to India?

Some of the airlines that offer stopover flights to India from San Francisco include Turkish Airlines, Air China, and China Southern. Those looking for the least expensive option are likely going to have two or three stops before reaching the destination. One of the flights available stops in both Wuhan Airport and Guangzhou Airport in China before reaching New Delhi. These flights often have only one stop in places like London Heathrow Airport, Dubai Airport, or Istanbul Airport.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from San Francisco to India?

Travelers from San Francisco into India will need to have a passport as well as a visa. The passport needs to be valid for at least 180 days and should have two or more blank pages.

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to India?

Located just 11.8 mi from the city center, San Francisco (SFO) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to India from San Francisco.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to India have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to India that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air India, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to India for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to India for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $601, but on average you can expect to pay $619.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to India for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to India under $700. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to India is less than $651.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to India for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to India within the next 7 days for less than $700.

How popular is this San Francisco to India flight route?

The San Francisco to India flight path was viewed by 1,464 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to India one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to India are Delta ($431), Air France ($434), and Air Canada ($438).

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to India?

When deciding which route to take from San Francisco to India consider San Francisco - New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl, San Francisco - Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl or San Francisco - Bengaluru Intl as they are the most popular.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to India?

Consider Major Airline, Jet Airways or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to India.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to India?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to India? While on average our users pay $1,482, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $397. The most popular route (San Francisco - New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl), is priced around $617.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from San Francisco to India?

There are a good number of eco-friendly airlines that provide flights to India from San Francisco, including Virgin Atlantic. Regarded as one of the most eco-conscious airlines globally, Virgin Atlantic has a broad range of environmentally friendly programs. These programs include "Change is in the Air," a program aimed at making their ground operations incredibly efficient, and their Responsible Supplier Policy, which ensures that they only buy from environmentally conscious vendors. Japan Airlines is another eco-friendly airline that offers flights to India from San Francisco. As a company keen on bringing down its emissions, Japan Airlines has heavily invested in researching sustainable aviation fuel made from plant-based ingredients. It has also been replacing its old planes with modern, more fuel-efficient aircraft.

How can I fly more sustainably from San Francisco to India?

To fly more sustainably from San Francisco to India, you should book a seat on a direct flight because flights with layovers typically use more jet fuel than direct flights. Another way you can attempt sustainable travel is by packing lightly; the less you bring on the plane, the less fuel your flight will use. Although direct flights and lighter flights consume less fuel, they still emit carbon, so even if you board a direct flight and pack lightly, you will still contribute to the production of harmful emissions. Thus, another eco-friendly habit you can employ is to calculate the amount of emissions you contributed on your flight and buy similar amounts of carbon offsets.

Can I fly to India from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to India

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter India.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to India.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering India.

Can I fly back to San Francisco from India?

Returning to San Francisco from India

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to India

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to India choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
Cheapest$505
Average$890
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$610
Average$704
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$644
Average$1,711
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
Cheapest$648
Average$1,087
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Finnair
Cheapest$653
Average$1,274
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
Cheapest$700
Average$969
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
Cheapest$704
Average$1,325
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Jet Airways
Cheapest$717
Average$1,128
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
China Airlines
Cheapest$735
Average$996
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
ITA Airways
Cheapest$739
Average$1,061
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety

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